Forest Service Working Numerous Lighting Sparked Fire Across The North State

The Forest Service has been chasing down lightning fires across Northern California. On Sunday morning a fire was reported north of Minersville and west of Covington Mill off Rainier Road. Ground crews and a bucket-toting helicopter held it to around 5 acres. Last week the Friend Fire near Friend Mountain east of Hayfork was held to around an acre. The Flume Fire southwest of Castella and the River Fire east of Castle Creek Wilderness were both held to less than an acre. The Doodclebug Fire east of Lake McCloud, the Bear Fire north of Bear Wallow Meadow, the Weber Fire in the Stuart Forks Area, the Morris Fire north of Weaverville and the Stone Fire northeast of Wildwood were also all held to less than an acre. In Klamath National Forest, there have been 19 fires in the past week big enough to name. The Little Fire, the Marble Fire, the Hoags Fire and the Valley Fire are all between a quarter acre and two acres. There’s still fortunately a lot of moisture retained in the vegetation from recent storms so fires are still spreading slowly.